This research study assessed the body weight, pulse and blood pressure of some staff and students of Federal University Wukari, Taraba State, Nigeria. A total of eighty-six people were used for the purpose of this research. They comprised of forty-three members of staff and forty-three students of Federal University Wukari, Nigeria. The members of staff and students’ blood pressures, pulse and body weights were checked and recorded. The equipment used for this research are Wrist Digital cs70 Sphygmomanometer and a digital personal weighing scale (PH-2015A). The results showed there is a significant difference (p<0.05) between the mean body weight, systolic and diastolic readings of the staff and students. There is no significant difference (p>0.05) between the mean pulse of the staff and students. The mean body weight, systolic, diastolic and average blood pressure of the staff are higher than that of the students, while the average pulse of the students is higher than the average pulse of the staff. The blood pressure of thirty-two (32) staff is within the normal range. The blood pressure of seven (7) staff is slightly high, while the blood pressure of four (4) staff is high. The blood pressure of forty (40) students is within the normal range. The blood pressure of two (2) students is slightly high, while the blood pressure of one (1) student is slightly low. The findings of this study showed that the mean body weight of the members of staff is significantly higher than that of the students. More body mass and/or bone mass may be building up as age progresses during adulthood. The pulse of most of the staff and students are normal, showing that the hearts of the staff and students are functioning properly. The average blood pressure of both the staff and students are within the normal range, showing that most of the staff and students may not be facing any cardiovascular disease challenge which may arise as a result of hypertension or hypotension.
Keywords: Blood pressure, Body weight, Cardiovascular disease, Hypertension, Hypotension, Pulse.